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Taking Professor Obama's Class (Try Your Hand At Professor Obama's Constitutional Law Exam)
Time ^ | 9/10/08 | Steven Gray

Posted on 10/27/2008 6:03:18 PM PDT by chet_in_ny

As the presidential race heats up and Democratic nominee Barack Obama is forced to respond to increasingly tough attacks from the Palin-energized GOP ticket, his campaign style is coming under growing scrutiny. Some feel the candidate has too often been more head than heart, more intellectual than passionate, less a leader than a lecturer. Will his style survive the rough-and-tumble of a modern media-saturated presidential campaign?

Yet balancing the two personae — professor and politician — has been key to Obama's success. Much of his style can be traced back to his dozen years as an academic, at the University of Chicago Law School. A look at those teaching days reveals just how he has managed to be at once popular and intellectually exacting.

By most accounts, Obama's time at the law school was a huge success. He arrived in 1992, fresh out of Harvard Law School, to juggle teaching courses in constitutional law and race theory. Within a few years, he had become a rock-star professor with hordes of devoted students, written a popular book and launched a political career as an Illinois state senator.

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiamericanleft; antichrist; lawschool; neonationalsocalist; obama
See how you do on "Professor Obama's" law school exam. Of course, you have to imagine it being graded by a Marxist. Be sure to include "feelings" in your answers. Here is your exam:

http://www.time.com/time/daily/2008/0809/prof_obama_exam.pdf

1 posted on 10/27/2008 6:03:19 PM PDT by chet_in_ny
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To: chet_in_ny

I honestly don’t think Barama was a REAL FULL Professor...I think on the WBEZ interview, he was referred to as a “Senior Lecturer”...

When I was in skool, the senior lecturer’s were NOT tenured professors...only lackies! to Fill in for the Profs.


2 posted on 10/27/2008 6:07:13 PM PDT by GRRRRR (2008- A Year That Will Live in Infamy...)
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To: chet_in_ny

If this is the same exam that was posted a while ago, I’ll say that it’s a pretty good law school exam, as far as they go . . . .


3 posted on 10/27/2008 6:08:03 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: GRRRRR

Well, he calls himself “Prof. Obama” on the first page of his exam. So there you go..


4 posted on 10/27/2008 6:09:37 PM PDT by chet_in_ny
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To: chet_in_ny

Whitey is bad.

The ‘burbs suck. And so does the Constitution.

A+


5 posted on 10/27/2008 6:11:34 PM PDT by Harry Wurzbach (Joe The Plumber & Rep. Thaddeus McCotter are my heroes.)
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To: Harry Wurzbach

That is basically how I passed my US History course. The professor was a big pro labor guy, and I made sure to take that stance on the exams along with how whites and the rich are evil.


6 posted on 10/27/2008 6:13:43 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: chet_in_ny

Many in the media are referring to Obama HUSSEIN as Law School Professor! He was NEVER a Professor, the ZERO was a Lecturer, a lowly LECTURER!! That is the BOTTOM of the Heap in Academia! Its NOT even Tenure Track! Again, Obama lying about his NON Accomplishments just like he lied about being the Author of his book,”DREAMS FROM MY FATHER!” William Ayers, the Terrorist, ghostwrote that Book!


7 posted on 10/27/2008 6:14:14 PM PDT by NOBAMA in 08 ( OBIE HUSSEIN is a Pathetic Puppet of Bill Ayers and Associates!)
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To: chet_in_ny

My law education extends to a business law course as part of a business administration degree. My education in other analytical tools is extensive. I am a superior Constitutional scholar to Obama. It’s what he knows that isn’t true!


8 posted on 10/27/2008 6:17:41 PM PDT by jimfree (Dems beat up girls who don't toe the line.)
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To: chet_in_ny
You will have six hours to complete the exam. The exam is designed however to be completed in three hours. Feel free to use the extra 3 hours as you wish.

I will be in out on the quad smoking some joints. You can join me if you wish.

9 posted on 10/27/2008 6:18:33 PM PDT by mc5cents (Show me just what Mohammd brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman)
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To: chet_in_ny
There is an interesting reference to starting a school in one of the test questions, "the Ujamaa school".

Ujamaa From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ujamaa was the concept that formed the basis of Julius Nyerere's social and economic development policies in Tanzania just after it gained independence from Britain in 1961. In 1967, President Nyerere published his development blueprint titled the Arusha Declaration, in which Nyerere pointed out the need for an African model of development and which formed the basis of African socialism. Ujamaa comes from the Swahili word for "extended family" or "familyhood" and is distinguished by several key characteristics, namely that a person becomes a person through the people or community. For Nyerere, an African "extended family" means that every individual is in the service of the community.[1] Thus, Ujamaa is characterized by a community where co-operation and collective advancement are the rationale of every individual's existence. According to Ujamaa, personal acquisitiveness is prohibited, thus allowing the distribution of wealth through society horizontally rather than vertically. So he had the socialism on his mind even as far back as 1997.

10 posted on 10/27/2008 6:19:18 PM PDT by renosathug
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To: GRRRRR

Zero was not on the tenure track.


11 posted on 10/27/2008 6:21:49 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Hero vs Zero)
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To: chet_in_ny
I read the exam. I have been a college professor. I have also practiced Constitutional Law in the US Supreme Court, and written a few books and articles on the subject.

I find Obama's exam to be self-referential, pompous tripe. imagine students like him because he gives high grades for minimal thought and work -- as long as you agree with Obama.

Congressman Billybob

Latest article, "Brides from a War Long Ago"

The Declaration, the Constitution, parts of the Federalist, and America's Owner's Manual, here.

12 posted on 10/27/2008 6:22:24 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (www.AmericasOwnersManual.com)
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To: Congressman Billybob
"It was us organically coming up with kernels of wisdom."

Yeah, that sounds about right. No facts, no reasoning. Typical silly lefty prof. I hope his kids "organically" did something or another, but he probably passed them whether they did or not.

13 posted on 10/27/2008 6:26:51 PM PDT by livius
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To: GRRRRR

Lecturers are generally the guys that don’t quite make it all the way into the big leagues, but still hang around the college bubble because they can’t find anything better or just lack the initiative to get out there and do something else.


14 posted on 10/27/2008 6:34:42 PM PDT by eclecticEel (men who believe deeply in something, even wrong, usually triumph over men who believe in nothing)
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To: Congressman Billybob

Yep, when I was in law school I would write exams like a raving leftist when I had professors like Professor Obama (little substance, lots of egalitarian talking points and fluff).


15 posted on 10/27/2008 6:36:37 PM PDT by chet_in_ny
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To: chet_in_ny

Half of the exam is racial matters. Even the question on gender discrimination is then brought back to an issue of race!

Obama is absolutely obsessed by racial grievances.

Every issue in the world is seen by this man through the lens of racial grievance.

If this man becomes president, far from being a uniter, he will be the most racially divisive figure in American history.


16 posted on 10/27/2008 6:37:51 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: All

Here is another exam from “Autumn Quarter 1996”:

http://graphics.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/politics/2008OBAMA_LAW/conlaw3.obama.1996.fall.pdf


17 posted on 10/27/2008 6:40:40 PM PDT by chet_in_ny
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To: Congressman Billybob
I notice that the Time/Life people still can't get the frames in the correct order.

Have they learned nothing since publishing stills from the Zapruder film?

18 posted on 10/27/2008 6:41:49 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: chet_in_ny

Again, half the exam is racial grievance.


19 posted on 10/27/2008 6:45:31 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

I think the Obama campaign should be asked for model answers for these exams...


20 posted on 10/27/2008 6:46:31 PM PDT by chet_in_ny
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To: chet_in_ny
His exams as well were engaging and almost communal.

The hell you say.

21 posted on 10/27/2008 6:51:25 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: chet_in_ny

Self Administered Ping


22 posted on 10/27/2008 6:52:00 PM PDT by newheart (The Truth? You can't handle the Truth. But He can handle you.)
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To: chet_in_ny

I have little doubt that liberally sprinkling one’s answer with buzzwords like “social justice,” “economic justice,” “redistributive change” and “dispossessed peoples” and making points like “the Constitution is fundamentally flawed” would ensure a high grade from Law Instructor Obama.


23 posted on 10/27/2008 6:53:10 PM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: chet_in_ny

Sorry - I couldn’t get past the first couple of paragraphs. Mary & Joseph living in Bethlehem? What a total scumbag! If I say any more, I’ll be permanently banned from FR.


24 posted on 10/27/2008 6:55:08 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: chet_in_ny; Congressman Billybob
This is the wonderful author of two books that received glowing accolades?

Look at this sentence:

"The statute further prohibits the use of any hospital, clinic or health care facility, whether public or private, from providing such services to any unmarried person within the State of Wazoo."

While I think I know what he is trying to say, the syntax is garbled to say the least. Perhaps it is proper legalese?

25 posted on 10/27/2008 6:57:06 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: chet_in_ny

It is standard fare for a Con Law exam at such a university, as I have taken two undergraduate classes in the subject. However, this looks to be a law school or a graduate level political science course.

If I had my Con Law materials, I could effectively blow Obama’s exam out of the water using right winged materials.


26 posted on 10/27/2008 7:09:08 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90

What I meant to say is that most case law would go AGAINST Obama’s ideas. That’s how I would blow it out of the water. And, if Obama would downgrade me for bringing it up, I would file a grievance with the department (as Obama is only a lecturer).


27 posted on 10/27/2008 7:11:25 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90

Good point.


28 posted on 10/27/2008 7:31:13 PM PDT by LuxMaker (The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, Thomas J 1819)
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To: Thunder90; Congressman Billybob
What I meant to say is that most case law would go AGAINST Obama’s ideas. That’s how I would blow it out of the water. And, if Obama would downgrade me for bringing it up, I would file a grievance with the department (as Obama is only a lecturer).

But, Obama specifically states that you can only use cases HE has presented in the course. Cases he has not brought up will not be considered, regardless of their validity or precedence.

"You may use any materials or notes used on our class. You may not refer to cases, articles, etc., that were not used in class."

If the student can only cite a articles that Obama has provided to argue his case, and Obama has not provided any cases opposing his viewpoint, then the student's conclusions are foregone. This is just another restatement of the Red Queen's assertion that words mean only what she says they mean. Obama only wants to hear what he has said. Nothing more... and certainly nothing that might impact his pre-conceived conclusions.

29 posted on 10/27/2008 7:43:50 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker
cite a articles that Obama

Please ignore the typographical errata "a" in that phrase... blush.

30 posted on 10/27/2008 7:47:10 PM PDT by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE is "AAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker

I would have to see Obama’s course syllabus for the course to see what cases were required reading/discussion.


31 posted on 10/27/2008 11:09:10 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: chet_in_ny
He was a stinking Lecturer, not a Professor.
32 posted on 10/27/2008 11:15:04 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: chet_in_ny

I read the exam. What was the question?


33 posted on 10/28/2008 6:02:26 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: chet_in_ny

Socrates said that fundamentally there are only two questions:

Who teaches the children and what do they teach them


34 posted on 10/28/2008 6:05:28 AM PDT by PurpleMan
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